George Clooney will brief Kofi Annan today on his latest Darfur mission that took him to China and Egypt. He visited with actor Don Cheadle and Olympic athletes, presumably to put pressure on the Chinese government to do something about the region in advance of the 2008 Beijing games.

C-SPAN is pressing the new Congress and incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for greater access to its proceedings, including the ability to pan the chamber and gather reactions shots.

Angelina Jolie did not show to a D.C. conference on malaria, but participants were taken by the presence of “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington.

Public interest group Free Press — concerned with greater concentration of media ownership— plans a summit in Memphis with Bill Moyers, Jane Fonda, Phil Donahue, Geena Davis and Helen Thomas.

For her support of cancer research and stem cell initiatives, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is giving Sherry Lansing its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Dennis Kucinich drew some snarky media responses to his annoucement this week that he will again run for President, but the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz points out that his position on Iraq is actually what most Americans now believe.